Social Psychology Quiz Questions And Answers

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  • 1. 
    Processes that are conscious, effortful, and purposeful are _____________________.
  • 2. 
    Processes that are outside of consciousness, relatively effortless, and habitual are  _____________________. 
  • 3. 
     _____________________: mental representation(s) capturing the general characteristics of a category of episodes, events, or individuals (event, person, role, self).
  • 4. 
    Your  _____________________ of a grandmother might be an old woman who bakes cookies and gives you lots of hugs.
  • 5. 
     _____________________: schemas that are often negative and are used to categorize complex groups of people.
    • A. 

      Stereotypes

    • B. 

      Prejudices

    • C. 

      Fundamental attribution error

    • D. 

      Cognitive dissonance

  • 6. 
    Stereotypes often lead to the _____________________, the tendency for a member of a group (the in group) to view members of another group (the out-group) as "all alike" or less varied than members of his or her own group.
    • A. 

      Out-group homogeneity effect

    • B. 

      Self-fulfilling prophecies

    • C. 

      Implicit theories of personality

    • D. 

      Self-perception theory

  • 7. 
    _____________________: an inference about what caused a person's behavior.
  • 8. 
    Luke is being rude. We attributed his behavior to the fact that he'd failed a test earlier that day. This is an example of a __________________________.
    • A. 

      Dispositional attribution

    • B. 

      Situational attribution

  • 9. 
    Luke is being rude. We attributed his behavior to his natural disposition. This is an example of a __________________________.
    • A. 

      Situational attribution

    • B. 

      Dispositional attribution

  • 10. 
    Liza dislikes Peter because he is a football player. She has a _________________________ against him. 
  • 11. 
    The United States generally considers people to be fundamentally independent and values standing out by achieving private goals. They are an example of a(n) _________________________ culture.
    • A. 

      Individualistic

    • B. 

      Interdependent

    • C. 

      Collectivist

    • D. 

      Totalitarian

  • 12. 
    People in individualistic cultures tend to make __________________________ attributions about people's behavior.
  • 13. 
    Countries in Latin America generally consider people to be fundamentally interdependent and emphasize obligations within one's family and immediate community. They are an example of a(n) ______________________________ culture.
    • A. 

      Individualistic

    • B. 

      Interdependent

    • C. 

      Collectivist

    • D. 

      Totalitarian

  • 14. 
    People in collectivist cultures tend to make ______________________________ attributions about people's behavior.
  • 15. 
    We assumed Jacob was being mean because he was an apathetic person. Really, Jacob was being mean because his dog had run away earlier in the week and he was upset. Our assumption was an example of a ______________________________.
  • 16. 
    When combating the fundamental attribution error, we must ask ourselves a series of questions to determine if this person's behavior was really the cause of disposition (or if it was, more likely, a result of the situation). Does this person always act this way in this situation? Does this person act this way in other situations? Do other people act this way in this situation? 
    • A. 

      Consistency

    • B. 

      Contingency

    • C. 

      Consensus

    • D. 

      Deliberation

    • E. 

      Distinctiveness

  • 17. 
    Your boss always seems so proper in meetings, so you assume he is a very serious guy. Then one weekend, you are at a lounge and see him dancing on the pool table, and realize he has a bit of a wild streak. This additional information that made you realize his work behavior is not a full reflection of his behavior in other situations is an example of:
    • A. 

      Consistency

    • B. 

      Distinctiveness

    • C. 

      Consensus

  • 18. 
    __________________________: a fairly stable evaluation of something as good or bad that makes a person think, feel, or behave positively or negatively about some person, group, or social issue.
    • A. 

      Attitude

    • B. 

      Prejudice

    • C. 

      Stereotype

    • D. 

      Self-perception theory

  • 19. 
    You hear Marie is outgoing, you remember (falsely) that your friend said she loves crowds (despite the fact that this was never mentioned), this is an example of an __________________________.
    • A. 

      Fundamental attribution error

    • B. 

      Implicit theory of personality

    • C. 

      Self-fulfilling prophecy

    • D. 

      Stereotype

  • 20. 
    __________________________: beliefs about what kinds of behaviors are associated with particular traits and which traits usually go together; used to develop expectations about people's behavior
  • 21. 
    "All Asians are alike" is an example of the __________________________. 
  • 22. 
    "I adamantly support a woman's right to choose to terminate a pregnancy" is an example of a(n) __________________________ about abortion.
    • A. 

      Prejudice

    • B. 

      Bias

    • C. 

      Stereotype

    • D. 

      Attitude

  • 23. 
    "Clarissa changed shampoos because the new shampoo makes her hair smoother" is an example of the __________________________.
    • A. 

      Central route to persuasion

    • B. 

      Peripheral route to persuasion

    • C. 

      Out-group homogeneity effect

    • D. 

      Cognitive dissonance

  • 24. 
    "Clarissa changed shampoos because the spokesperson for the new shampoo is her favorite actress" is an example of the __________________________.
    • A. 

      Central route to persuasion

    • B. 

      Peripheral route to persuasion

    • C. 

      Out-group homogeneity effect

    • D. 

      Cognitive dissonance

  • 25. 
    __________________________: the process involved in attitude change when someone carefully evaluates the evidence and the arguments.